Like Tim Tebow: Do you pray at work?

Someone once told me they never pray - ever - and I was shocked.  I couldn't help but think how lonely and scary the world must be for someone who never talks to G0d.

I pray all day.

I pray when I get up in the morning - nothing formal but if something is on my mind, I talk to G0d.

I pray when I hear sirens.

I  pray when I read or hear a particularly disturbing/sad/moving/emotional story.

I used to pray before tests in school.

I actually don't pray before meals but I pray before I go to sleep.  In fact, if you have trouble falling asleep, say your prayers.  Better than Ambien.

And, I used to pray at work all the time - especially when I was a lawyer - it usually went like this "Please let me get a new job."

So, when I see Tim Tebow pray, I don't think it's strange.  Granted, I never got down on one knee in my office but the fact that he's talking to G0d before 'a big meeting with opposing counsel' is not at all strange or foreign to me.

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Today, I am grateful ~
1/ for the power of prayer
2/ even when G0d says no
3/ and even just to say Thank You.


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    They forgot this rather obvious option in their poll: "No, gods don't exist."

  • In reply to Virgil Starkwell:

    They = Me :)
    It's too late to change the poll but you're right. There is that option too. Thanks for your comment and that pointing out!

  • In reply to FernRonay:

    Yes, that is exactly what I was hoping to find. There is no God, so I do not pray.

  • I work from home, so yes, I can and have prayed like Tebo.

    When I'm out working, I have stopped into churches that aren't locked against looters, because if I were to get down on my knee in the middle of the sidewalk, I'd be hearing a lot of "god" comments, usually with a "damned", to follow.

    I've also said some rushed prayers while working and driving in whiteouts, tornadoes, ice storms and when the car breaks down in the middle of nowhere Interstate USA.

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    I am praying for false teeth and a "Buy One Get One Free" coupon for some Vegas-style hookers.

  • Thanks for giving me something else to pray for Virgil. I hope you find the true God before it is too late because you will meet Him someday and He will be pursuing you for the rest of your life!

  • In reply to cme12e:

    Thanks for giving me something to pray for. I hope you find J.R. "Bob" Dobbs before HE FINDS YOU.

  • In reply to cme12e:

    You go on and pray for Virgil... In return, maybe he will be kind enough to think for you.

  • No, I don't pray at work or anywhere else.

  • I absoultly pray at work, I would not have it any other say.
    My Lord ans Savior is Jesus Christ!
    That makes Teebow my brother and am very glad to call him that!
    The Lord tells us He will never leave us nor forsake us. Until you really understand what He has done for you, you can't understand. But I am blessed because I know He loves us all.
    Read the bible He willl open your eyes but only if you ask Him!

  • If I was your client and we were in court, I would be EXTREMELY worried if you had finished examining a witness and then got down to pray.

    I fault television for continuing to show this on TV. I watch football games to watch the game, not to watch someone pray.

  • Matthew 6: 5-8
    And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

  • This writer is arrogant about his praying...self righteous religious person. He should not judge other people who don't pray like him. God gives different spiritual gifts to different people, and some people have other gifts rather than the spiritual gift of prayer. For example, spiritual gift of service, leadership, prophesy, hospice. He should be more humble...pray in private (not outwardly). He acts like the people that Jesus said were outwardly religious but not spritually sincere. Praying twenty million times outwardly is such an act...that's showing off! Apostle Paul talks about different spiritual gifts...this foolish religous writer (author) needs to learn deeper theology rather than ritual. More ritual behavior does not equal more Grace. Grace is given without merit when one commits oneself to Christ with whatever gifts that are bestowed by God. No one needs to pray like this writer. It's hubris.

  • In reply to Kathy:

    I'm pretty certain God says something about judging others....

    Or, for a different take: Lighten up Francis!

    She (the author) is not telling you how to pray-- or even that you should. She's just saying that she doesn't find praying at work strange.

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